The You-Fund campaign, under the auspices of University of Wyoming Foundation, is at http://c-fund.us/ctz. The teams’ goal of $8,500 represents 10 percent of the funds needed to support the three judging programs for a year.
According to the site, 43 universities compete collegiately in livestock, horse and meat judging. Of these, the University of Wyoming is one of only nine to offer all three programs. The nationally ranked livestock and horse teams completed their fall seasons in November.
Members of the meat judging team are enrolled in an introductory class, reports Coach Sierra Jepson, and they will begin their year-long judging in January. “The students have been working hard and taking field trips to strengthen their skills,” she says.
The teams are primarily funded by the UW Department of Animal Science. They are also supported through the Riley Endowment, established by longtime supporters Mel and Isa Riley, with proceeds from the endowment assigned solely for travel expenses. Team members also host judging clinics, holiday meat sales, and other fundraisers to cover the expenses of their judging experience.
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